The Grain Chain, a farm to fork coalition of stakeholders in the grain industry sector and chaired by the American Bakers Association (ABA), celebrates the recommendation published today in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) to “consume half of your grains from whole grain sources” and the remainder from enriched grains. A foundational piece
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Treatment for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder FDA Accepts Alkermes’ Resubmission of New Drug Application for ALKS 3831 DUBLIN, Dec. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged receipt of the company’s New Drug Application (NDA) resubmission for ALKS 3831 (olanzapine/samidorphan) for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia and adults with
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December 28, 2020 Audience: Consumer, Patient, Health Professional, Pharmacy Schaumburg, Illinois, Sunstar Americas, Inc. (SAI) is voluntarily recalling Paroex® Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12% products bearing an expiration date from 12/31/2020 – 9/30/2022 to the consumer level. This product may be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia lata. This is an expansion of the recall
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Researchers at the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine have revealed that alterations in fetal microglia resulting from maternal inflammation could contribute towards the onset of developmental and psychiatric disorders. The research team including PhD student OZAKI Kana and Professor YAMADA Hideto et al. from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology observed that infant mice
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Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Republican Congressman-elect Luke Letlow (R-La.), age 41, died after being hospitalized with COVID-19, the first member or member-elect of Congress to die from complications related to the coronavirus. (Politico) As of 8:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, the unofficial COVID-19 toll in the U.S. reached 19,516,148 cases
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In the treatment of vitreous hemorrhage from proliferative diabetic retinopathy, intraocular injection with anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) shows similar efficacy to that of vitrectomy with photocoagulation; however, patients commonly require both treatments, new research shows. “For patients who are experiencing visual loss from bleeding due to proliferative diabetic retinopathy, these strategies are both excellent
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2020 has taught us that exercising, and having access to the great outdoors, can fundamentally support our mental health and wellbeing. As Team Happiful pledges to take part in RED January, we explore the evidence behind the feel-good factor we get from movement While it’s often difficult to imagine a list of positives from the
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Smell loss – called anosmia – is a common symptom of COVID-19. For the past nine months, the two of us – a sensory scientist and an infectious disease epidemiologist – have applied our respective expertise to develop smell-based screening and testing programs as part of a response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. In early October,
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An analysis of the current guidelines on how to talk to kids about weight. Currently, 18.4% of children are overweight, and the numbers are only increasing. Obesity in children leads to obesity in adults and complications associated with it: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and more. With the childhood obesity epidemic and the resulting health concerns,
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Image source: iStock Photo By diaTribe December 29th, 2020 This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler If you’ve got unused diabetes supplies that you no longer need, don’t throw them away! Here are several easy ways that you can donate your supplies to others. If you’ve recently switched to a new
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Florida and Texas are providing coronavirus vaccines to residents who are ages 65 and older, according to Business Insider. CDC guidelines recommend that the first doses go to health care workers and people in nursing homes, followed by people ages 75
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Buried within the nearly 6,000-page Combined COVID-19 Relief and Omnibus Spending Bill signed by President Trump on Sunday is some unexpected but welcome news: the “No Surprises Act.” This law protects patients from being billed for services they did not expect or want, such as getting a sky-high bill because the emergency department physician who
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Outbreaks of infectious diseases have been recorded throughout history. Currently, SARS-CoV-2, a contagious virus that causes the disease called COVID-19, is impacting individuals worldwide. Many countries have set their sight on an effective vaccination program to end their infectious disease outbreaks. The term “herd immunity” has been mentioned in association with ending the COVID-19 outbreaks.
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PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Dec. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — INOVIO (NASDAQ:INO), a biotechnology company focused on bringing to market precisely designed DNA medicines to treat and protect people from infectious diseases and cancer, today announced the publication of peer-reviewed Phase 1 clinical data from the first cohort of 40 participants for its COVID-19 DNA vaccine candidate,
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Now that the first COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out, Operation Warp Speed, the FDA, and the CDC have recommended that governors proceed first with vaccinating two groups: healthcare workers and residents in nursing homes. But what about after that? Planning has started in all the states and territories regarding who will get the vaccine
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It’s always a good day when a new treatment, especially one for lung cancer, becomes available. It’s even better when the drug trial was stopped early because the results were so clear. Though overshadowed in the headlines because the FDA approved it and gave emergency use authorization to Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine on the same day,
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Last month, we chatted with Jake Leach, Dexcom’s chief technology officer (CTO) to get the latest scoop on the release timeline and new features of the Dexcom G7 continuous glucose monitor (CGM), a highly-anticipated diabetes technology that will be released in 2021. Many follow-up questions from our readers prompted us to follow-up further. Without further
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Even as vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are being administered, other vaccines are in development or in clinical trials. The biopharmaceutical company Novavax is recruiting people for a phase 3 trial of its vaccine offering against Covid-19.  According to the NIH, the trial is only for adults and will include 30,000 people spread across 115 sites in the United States
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President-elect Joe Biden plans to invoke the Defense Production Act after he takes office next month to boost production of Covid vaccines, a member of his Covid-19 advisory team said Monday. “You will see him invoking the Defense Production Act,” Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of Biden’s Covid-19 advisory board, said during an interview on
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FDA Approves Gemtesa (vibegron) Tablets for the Treatment of Patients with Overactive Bladder (OAB) IRVINE, Calif. & BASEL, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 23, 2020– Urovant Sciences (Nasdaq: UROV) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for once-daily 75 mg Gemtesa (vibegron), a beta-3 adrenergic receptor (β3) agonist,
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